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Anglo-Saxon Crafts at the York Festival of Ideas
Saturday 17 June 2017, 12.30pm to 5pm
No booking required
Courtyard, King's Manor, Exhibition Square (map)
Step back in time and find out about Anglo-Saxon life through its crafts. Watch a demonstration of tablet weaving using naturally dyed yarns, learn about hand-building pottery techniques and handle replica pottery. Find out about the work of the goldsmith through the tools, techniques and materials of the early Medieval period, and discover how Anglo-Saxon beads were made and their significance.
About the demonstrators
Catherine Stallybrass of Curious Works will be producing braids on a small loom using naturally dyed yarns and patterns found in the archaeological record.
Lee Steele will discuss Anglo-Saxon pottery construction and firing techniques. Watch hand-building pottery techniques and handle replica pottery.
Jamie Hall of Primitive Method willdemonstrate the work of the goldsmith seen through the perspective of the tools, techniques and materials of the early Medieval period.
Artisan historic beadmaker Mike Poole will present a display of handmade reproduction Anglo-Saxon beads and demonstrate how they are made, as well as explaining their significance.